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Black Panther in ExileThe Pete O'Neal Story$
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Paul J. Magnarella

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066394

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066394.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Black Panther in Exile
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Paul J. Magnarella

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066394.003.0001

The introduction establishes the setting for Pete O’Neal’s life in the United States. It describes the social turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s, including that period’s civil strife, racial discrimination, national and urban unrest, and black power movements. It discusses the formation and ideologies of the Black Panther Party and the strained relations between the police and black citizens, as well as the racially uneven employment picture in Kansas City, Missouri, the city of Pete O’Neal’s formative years.

Keywords:   1960s, 1970s, Black Panther Party, Kansas City, Missouri, racial discrimination, black power

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